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    National Women's Studies Association Conference
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    From the Director
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    Faculty news
        Page 3
    Faculty focus
        Page 4
    Around the Center and abroad
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        Page 6
    Student spotlight
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National Women's Studies Association Conference
"Women and the Environment: Globalizing and Mobilizing"

The annual conference of the National Women's
Studies Association (NWSA) will be held in Orlando,
Florida, June 9-12, 2005, a hotbed for environmental
concerns, from the ecological fragility of the Everglades,
to the exploration of space, and from the child-friendly
environments of Fantasy and Adventure Lands to the
deadly failure of state foster care programs. The theme is
"Women and the Environment: Globalizing and
Mobilizing," with intemationally-known Keynote Speaker,
Dr. Vandana Shiva. The conference will be co-hosted by
the Jniversity of Central Florida's Women's Research
Center, the University of Florida's Center for Women's
Studies and Gender Research. the University of South
Flonda's Women's Studies Department, and the
University of Central Florida's Women's Studies Program.

HW 2005oos
..Women and the Environment:
S Globalizing and Mobilizing

(Symbol from NWSAi
NWSA's annual conference provides an opportunity
for teachers, students, scholars, activists, and community and cultural workers to share research findings, strategies,
and programmatic concerns for effecting social change. Events include pre-conferences for the Program Adminisiration
and Development Committee, and the Women's Center Committee; a film series; a writers series; and a large book
exhibit featuring publishers, artists, videographers and other vendors. As Women's Studies programs and departments
and women's centers across the United States have multiplied, grown and strengthened, NWSA continues to provide
services critical to the practice of Women's Studies.

CWSGR looks forward to co-hosting this event as NWSA provides a forum for an exchange of ideas and a showcase
for creative activities of women engaged in the theory and practice of Women's Studies, feminist education and
I festyles. (Confarence Descripwion Imrm NWSA Conrlernce IBochure)
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Vandana Shiva
Dr. Vandana Shiva received her Ph D in particle physics
and quantum theory from the University of Western Ontario. In
her twenties, she shifted her focus to interdisciplinary research
in science, social science, technology and environmental policy.
Her scholarly wntings and organizational activism have brought
into focus the adverse impact on third world women of interna-
tional environmental policies, intellectual property rights and
financing of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.
More recently she has formed other feminist activist organi-
zations such as Diverse Women for Diversity and Bija
Vidyapeeth. She has been honored world wide, including being
named one of the "top five most powerful persons in Asia"
Dr. Vandana Shva (2001) by ASIA WEEKMagazine. Dr. Shiva's motto is Think
globally. Act globally". (Dr. ShWi's biographical ,niomion taMen from NWSA

Academic Program

From the Director
Dr. Angel Kwolek-Folland
As the semester began this fall, I was
very aware that my time as director of the
Center is coming to an end this year. When
I began in 2000. I could hardly have imag-
ined this moment, or that the Center would
have made the strides it has. We have
retained all of our excellent faculty, and
added five new colleagues to our core. In
January we wlU welcome our first endowed chair of Women's
Studies, still a rarity among programs in the United States. We
added the Dr Madelyn M. Lockhart Faculty Fellowship in
Women's Studies, to support both faculty research and gradu-
ate student teaching development. In 2001 we became the
only Florida member of the National Council for Research on
Women. We have enjoyed the presence of international visiting
scholars from Russia, Uganda, and Tanzania. We added an
undergraduate major, three MA options (including a joint
degree with the Levin College of Law), and welcomed our first
cadre of graduate students. As of fall 2004, we have 17 under-
graduate majors. 5 additional double majors, and 41 minors in
our new Women's Studies BA programrn--a robust beginning!
Architectural plans for the restoration of Kathryn C. Ustler Hall
will be approved this month and selective interior demolition
will begin soon. We hope to be moving into our new quarters
by August 2005
We have gone from a small but ambitious program to a
large and vigorous campus presence poised to develop one of
the best Ph.D. programs in the country, thanks to the support,
contributions, and commitment of many individuals and the
College. But there is still more to be done.
As we move into our next phase, the nature of our chal-
lenges will change. Sustaining a nurturing and stable program
for our undergraduate and graduate students will require devis-
ing career development assistance, new courses, intellectual
and artistic forums, and ways for students and faculty to con-
nect outside the classroom. We will be reaching out to our
alumni and encouraging them to remain involved with the pro-
gram through the revitalization of our Friends group. We will
need to add staff that will enable us to continue to display art
exhibits. organize colloquia. and offer conferences to lurther
nme scholarly and outreach goals of the Center and the pro-
gram. We will need to enhance our funding base so that we
can provide scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships to our
students, and continue to hire, develop, and retain the best fac-
utty. Finally, we need to continue to encourage and promote
interest In stewardship among our faculty and students so that
the program and Center will benefit from the vision and energy
of new leadership The new director will inherit a stable and
trinving program, with many exciting opportunities for change
-Angel Kwolek-Foliand

News and Vews -
Volume 15. Issue

Angel Kwotek-Foliand. Ph.D, Director
Stacey Moyer, Co-Editor/Graphic Designer
Paula Ambroso. Co-Editor/Contrlbutor
Victoria Adams, Assistant Editor

News and Views is published each semester to inform faculty, staff,
students and Women's Studies supporters of actities at the
CWSGR al the University of Florida. For further information about
upcomrng events. please visit our web site at

Faculty News

Congratulations to
Danaya Wnght and
Kendal Broad-Wright.
the proud new moth-
ers of Aidan Sophia!

Aida Bamia, African and Asian Languages and
Lileratures, Is the new Fulbrighl campus representative
for both graduate and undergraduate students

Swapna Banerlee. History, recently published her
book, Men, Women and Domestics: Articulating Middle-
Class identity in Colonial Bengal, with Oxford
University Press.

Sylvie Blum-Reld, Romance Languages and Film,
presented a talk titled, "Khmer Memories or Filming
from the Franco-Cambodian Diasporic Perspective." at
the Diversity and Difference Conference in France and
the Francophone World Conference in Tallahassee in
April, She will also present a paper on Linda Le's Les
Trois Parques at a session organized by Women in
French at the PAMLA Conference in November She is
currently on sabbatical.

Kendal Broad, CWSGR/Sociology. published two artli-
cles. ong with Sara Crawley and Lara Foley "'Doing
'Real' Family Values: The Interpretive Practice of
"Famrlies' in the GLBT Movement." in the Sociological
Quarterly and the other titled, "Institutional Selves In
Social Movements: The Interpretive Production of
FTM/Transmen," in Research in Political Sociology.

Marsha Bryant, English, and Mary Ann Eaverty,
Classics, published a co-aulhored article titled,
"Classical Tourism in Debora Greger's Poetry," in

Lola Hasklns, Computer Science and Engineering,
published her newest book, Desire Lines. New and
Selected Poems, in June with BOA Editions

S. Yumiko Hulvey, African and Asian Languages and
Literature, presented a talk, "Folk Tales as Conduits of
Culture in Texts by Tawada Yoko," at a working papers
symposium on Tawada Yoko: Voices from Everywhere
at the University of Kentucky. Papers presented at the
symposium will result in an edited volume focusing on
T,r. ..<-A-

Angel Kwolek-Folland. CWSGR/History, attended two inter-
national conferences in June, one in Le Creusol, France and
the other in Nottingham, England. She chaired a session in
France, and in England presented a paper titled, "The
Personal is International' Gender Rights, Globalization, and
Sexual Harassment." The trip was partially funded by awards
from CLAS and the Center for European Studies.

Bonnie Moradl, Psychology, received the CWSGR Dr.
Madelyn M. Lockharl Faculty Fellowship for examining 'The
Role of Reported Sexist Events in the Psychological Distress
of Women Seeking Mental Health Services." She also pub-
lished several articles.

Carol Murphy. Romance Languages and Literatures, present-
ed a paper titled, "Black and While in Color Jean Paulhan's
Essay on Jean Fautrier," at the annual meeting of the UK
Society for French Studies at Cambridge University in July.
She delivered a keynote speech, "Marguente Duras: affect,
6criture, lecture en mouvemenl." at the Colloque Marguerite
Duras at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England in
September. Her essay, "Re-presenting the real: Jean Paulhan
and Jean Fautrier," appeared in the Fall 2004 issue of Yale
French Studies

Vasudha Narayanan, Religion, published "Gurus and
Goddesses. Deities and Devotees" in When the Goddess
Comes to Life- Encountering Hindu Female Gurus in India and
the West. She was an invited speaker at the National Press
Club, Washington DC, in a forum on 'Religion and Politics
2004: Women's Voices, Women's Votes" in September.

Geraldine Nichols, Romance Languages and Literatures.
delivered two papers last spring. She presented
"Reproduccion, familiar y futuro"at a conference at UC
Berkeley on Twentieth-Century Spanish women authors, and
"No parirdn: Resisting Orders in Postwar Spain" at a confer-
ence at Harvard University in honor of Robert Spires.

Judith Page, English published her book titled Imperfect
Sympathies: Jews and Judaism in Romantic Literature and
Culture (Palgrave). In July she presented a paper at Chawton
House in the UK related to her current project on women and
the domesticated landscape of England. 1750-1850

Malini Schueller, English, published "Claiming Post-Colonial
America: The Hybrid Asian-American Performances of Tseng
Kwong Chi" in Asian North American Subjectivities: Beyond the
Hyphen. She also presented 'Techno-Sexual Dominance and
Torturegate: The Making of U.S. Imperialism" at the Mellon
Workshop on Transnational Gender Histories at the University
of Madison-Wisconsin

Faculty News Continued on Page 5

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Faculty Focus page 4
Florence E. Babb will join us in January as the Vada Allen Yeomans Professor of Women's Studies
She comes to Gainesville from the University of Iowa, where she has made her career for over two
decades. Her work appears in many journals and anthologies and she is the author of two books based
E, lon longitudinal research in Peru and Nicaragua Between Field and Cooking Pot: The Political Economy
of Marketwomen in Peru (1989) and After Revolution: Mapping Gender and Cultural Politics in
Neoliberal Nicaragua (2001), both published by the University of Texas Press. She is an active member
of several editorial boards and national associations and she is President-Elect of the Association for
... r, Feminist Anthropology
I'm eagerly*looking forward to my arrival in Gainesville in January when i'll join the faculty of the Center for Women's
Studies and Gender Research. What a wonderful time to be leaving the chilly north and heading south--when Florida
should be enjoying excellent weather without the threat of the tumultuous season you've just experienced.
I've been invited to say a little something about myself and what I hope to accomplish at the University of Florida. I
hail from upstate New York and attended universities in the Northeast, but after teaching for three years at Colgate
University, I made the Midwest my home and taught at the University of Iowa for 22 good years My joint appointment in
Anthropology and Women's Studies and my affiliation with Latin American Studies gave me many opportunities for pro-
fessional development and personal satisfaction. I have enjoyed teaching and ongoing research in the Latin American
region I recently began a new project concerned with gender, sexuality, and the politics of tourism in several sites, now
Including Cuba. I have served two terms as Chair of Women's Studies, one as Chair of Anthropology. and stints heading
up Latin American studies and other programs in international studies. I have taken special pride in helping to launch a
Ph.D. program in Women's Studies at Iowa, where the first doctoral students are now completing their dissertations
This experience led me to consider the challenge of coming to the University of Florida, where Women's Studies is
well established with talented faculty and students-and is poised to develop a brand new doctoral program that should
become one of the finest in the eastern United States. I confess that I was impressed not only by the outstanding col-
leagues and students I will work with at Florida, but by the prospect of the fabulous new facility we will move into during
:he coming year. The renovation of the historic Women's Gymnasium, now Kathryn Chicone Usiler Hall. is a landmark
achievement and adds luster to the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research. If Virginia Woolf wrote passion-
ately of "a room of one's own," we will have a great deal to celebrate in having a building of our ownI
The future holds wonderful opportunities for Women's Studies at UF. The promised addition of new faculty to comple-
ment current strengths will be most welcome as we attract new students to the program. Through hard work we'll be
able to stretch ourselves and generate innovative research and teaching, supported by a visionary institution that is
offering ihe needed resources so that feminist teaching and scholarship may flourish on this campus. I'm ready to
become a Gaior!-Florence Babb
The Center Asks Alumna: Kristin E. Joos
I have been involved with the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research at UF for almost a decade now. In
1995, during my undergraduate studies at UF I took WST 3015. I chose the course because I was interested in studying
gender, and I found the sophisticated title Interdisciplinary Perspectives of Women intriguing. The class opened my eyes
to many issues I had not considered: the intersections of gender, sexuality, raceiethnicity, and class. I earned my bache-
lors degree in 1998, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Women's Studies, Sociology, and Religion. The positive
influence of a professor (who became a mentor and friend) convinced me to stay at UF for both my Masters and Ph.D.
Throughout my graduate studies I took courses and conducted research related to issues of gender and sexuality In
May 2003. I earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology and a graduate certificate from the Center for Women's
Studies and Gender Research, specializing in social psychology and gender and families. After teaching as an adjunct
for CWSGR and Sociology for a semester, I was hired as the Coordinator for Admissions, Preview, and Student Activities
in the Honors Program. I am able to continue teaching and researching, and I am privileged to have the opportunity to
Interact with bright, motivated students. My research interests center around youth, issues of identity, gender and the
media, and social change. I am particularly interested in the future goals of young women.
I have presented at national conferences on issues related to images of women in the media, sexuality and college
students, LGBTQ families, and how students define success. Some of my most fulfilling work involves working with stu-
dents and helping them to explore their life goals, values, future plans and sense of purpose. In addition to
Infermisciplinary Perspectives of Women, I have taught Principles of Sociology. Society and the Individual, Marriage and
Family, and Social Theory. Next Fall, I hope to teach a new course that I developed titled American Girthood.-Kristin E.

ArMund the Ceantr and Abroad

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Undergraduate Students Present Research at the
National Black Graduate Student Association

Seven undergraduate students from Dr Slephanie Evans Fall 2003
Research Methods in Aincan Amenrican History course presented their
research papers at the National Black Graduate Student Association
Southern Region Members of NBGSA (pshoo b (NBGSA) Conference in Ohio held in March 2004. The students were
NBGSA SatI Dalvin Devine, Vanessa Fabien, Sanaa Hamiton. Antrameca Mathis,
Russell Nealy, Kanitria Ponder. Amaris White, Including Penny McNatt. a graduate student in psychology The under-
graduate student presentations were well received, and the conference was attended by over 500 African American
graduate students The students met with Dr. Debra Austin, keynote speaker and chancellor of Florida State University.
Abstracts of the papers can be seen at http://plaza ufl.edu/drevans/ at the "Student Symposium" link
The students and Dr Evans (CWSGR and AAS) secured funding for travel and lodging for the students from the
Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research, Black Political Science Association, Office of Minonty Recruitment,
African American Studies, Association of Black Faculty and Staff, African Studies, CLAS. and the Office of the Provost.
The National Black Graduate Student Association is a professional organization based at Howard University. Dr. Evans
was a regional representative for the organization while a graduate student at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
More information on NBGSA is available at htlpf//www nbgsa org -Stephanie Evans

Diana Boxer
Receives Rockefeller
Diana Boxer. Linguistics.,
was a Rockefeller Foundation
Fellow during the summer at
the Bellagio Study Center.
Elena Gritsenko and Bellagto, Italy. The collabora-
Diana Boxer tive research residency was
with Russian linguist Dr. Elena Grintsenko, Professor at
the Linguistic University of Nishny Novgorod. Boxer
and Gritsenko completed a jointly-authored manu-
script titled, What's in a (Sur)name? Women.
Marriage, identity and Power Across Cultures. They
began their collaboration during Gritsenko's 2001
Fulbright at UF's CWSGR.-Diana Boxer
Faculty News Continued From Page 2
Ntozake Shangd, CWSGR. Is on leave ;his fall recov-
ering from several small strokes that have affected
her balance, speech, and memory. She is staying in
Oakland to be near her daughter. Her therapy is going
well. She would enjoy receiving cards from colleagues
and friends. Her address is 1560 Alice St.. Apt. #8,
Oakland, CA 94612,

Anita Spring, Anthropology, worked in Ethiopia this
summer for the US Agency for International
Development and wrote "Enhancing Civil Society
Organizations and Women's Participation in Ethiopia:
A Program Design for Civil Society and Women's
Empowerment ."

Anne Wyatt-Brown, Linguistics, recently retired and
moved to Baltimore. MD. to be near her arandchil-

UF Students Study
Gender and Disorder
in Seville
Gender and Disorder en
Early Modem Seville is an
upper division Spanish litera-
t lture course addressing
Shifra Armon, RLL, surrounded women's changing position
by UF Gender and Disorder stu- within Spanish society at the
dents In front of La Iglesla de within Spanish society at the
San slaidoro, Seville, Spain height of Spain's imperial
power (1500-1700) taught on-
site by Shifra Armon (Romance Languages and Uterature) in
Seville in the summer of 2001 and again in 2004.
Gender and Disorder traces the contradictions between gen-
der expectations and economic practices, between ideology and
lived reality in a city which boasted both the infamous
Inquisitorial prison of La Triana, and Bartolomn Munilo's exqui-
site canvases of the Immaculate Conception. It is exciting and
instructive to relive early modem women's "gender trouble" on
the very site where that struggle was waged.
At UF, Dr. Armon also teaches SPW 4400, Medieval Spanish
literature as an inquiry into gender boundaries and crossings.
For further information, please contact Shifra Armon at:
sarmon@rll.ufl.edu or 392-2018 x 242.-Shifra Annon
Angel Kwolek-Folland Selected as Florida Blue
Key Distinguished Faculty Award Recipient
Dr. Kwolek-Folland was chosen as a Florida Blue Key
Distinguished Faculty Award recipient by Florida Blue Key.
Awardees are chosen on their demonstration of exceptional
achievements in teaching and in research. They are honored for
their commitment to students and to the University of Florida.
Dr. Kwolek-Folland will be honored at the Florida Blue Key
Homecoming Banquet on November 12 and will also ride down
University Avenue in the Homecoming Parade. Congratulations,

Around the Center and Abroad

Fall 2004 Opening Reception
The CWSGR opening reception was held at the Keene Faculty Center in Dauer Hall on August
30, 2004. Angel Kwolek-Folland introduced the Center's newest faulty member, Trysh Travis. Dr.
Travis brings her expertise on masculinities to the Center. She will be organizing the Gender
Conversations series for the fall and spring (please see more on Dr. Travis in the Spring 2004 News
and Views) Dr. Kwolek-Folland also announced the recent hire of Florence Babb for the Vada Allen
Yeomans Professor position. Dr. Babb will be joining the Center in January (please see pg. 4). Dr.
Kwolek-Folland and Dean Neil Sullivan both discussed the future move to the Women's Gym and
the possibility of having the Center's opening reception in the newly renovated building next year!
Dr. Kwolek-Folland presented Dr. Jacquelyn Resnick, Director of the Counseling Center, with an
2004 Uppity Woman Award. This award honors outstanding supporters of Women's Studies at the
University of Florida, Professor Faye Gary also received the award, but was unable to attend the
reception. This year's women's studies scholarship awardees included Erika Gubrium who received
the Alice Charlott Hogsetl Award and Erin Persley who received the Irene Thompson Scholarship
Award. Laura Minor was awarded the Tybil Spivack Scholarship. Shannon Houvouras received the
Women's Studies Graduate Certificate Yumiko Hulvey presented the Ruth McQuown Scholarships
to the awardees below. Conaratulalions to alit

Velouse Dorestin
and Jacynta

Ramanulan. Allea Coffin,
Associate Dean Yumlko Hulvey,
Natalia Terreros, Carlan Gibbes,
Jennifer Flinn

Erika Gubrlum and Erin

received an uppity
Woman Award

ueorgia Uianc
and Shannon

Above Ptlos oy P Armtoso

Visiting Professor Ruth Meena to Co-teach Spring 2005 Art Exhibit
Gender, Race, and the Media
Dr. Ruth Meena. Professor of Political Science at the University of
Dar Es Salaam, will be a visiting professor at UF through the Gender
and Development faculty exchange program. Dr. Meena will co-teach
Gender. Race, and the Media with Dr Helena SArki6 Spring 2005. Dr.
Meena will be a speaker in the Gender Conversations series next
Local Representation from Gainesville for Washington
D.C. March for Women's Lives, April 2004

The CWSGR Spring 2005 art exhibit will
feature the work of Lissa Friedman Dr.
Friedman has shown her work throughout the
country. She teaches oil painting in the style of
the old masters at her studio on Newnans
Lake in Gainesville. Her classes include land-
scapes and live models Dr. Friedman's work
will be displayed in 3324 Turlington Hall from
January 4 to April 29. The exhibit is free and

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Student Spotlight


Undergraduate Student News
Shelby Saboy received a travel
grant from CWSGR to attend the
Omega's Women and Power
Mega Conference in New York in
September. She was able to
meet and work with national fem-
inist activists and to create net-
works that will aid in her career
;aboy and Gloria aspirations. Shelby will graduate
with a bachelor's in Women's
Studies in December

"We Are But Grains of Sand..."
"Look for the good stuff..." This is all the advice our
mentor. Dr. M J. Hardman, Linguistics and affiliate faculty in
CWSGR, told us before we left for the Philippines to do our
study on the effects of marginalization, colonization, and
assimilation on Fillpina American women. We took off with
our University Scholars proposal in mind and a list of objec-
tives on what we were "supposed to find" out about the
oppressions inflicted on the women in the Philippines. But
we realized when we returned and reread our proposal that
what we were searching for and what we found did not
We originally thought that by searching for an answer to
why these oppressions occur in the Philippines we could
explain what happens in the crossover from Filipino culture
to Filipino American culture in terms of sexism and racism.
What we didn't take into account is that perhaps these
oppressions did not exist to begin with. Instead, our find-
ings showed a society of women where the sexism and
racism were different than how they occur in the United
States. By observing cultural patterns, we found a culture
where the women are not treated as second class citizens
and are given agency. It could have been because of our
location and class privilege, but that leaves room for a
future study.
We have been taught that reoccurring observations are
valid. We are not saying that oppression does not exist in
Ihe Filipino culture, but it is important for us to be aware
that our cultural perception may cloud our ability to see dif-
ference. We are very thankful to the University Scholars
Program at UF for giving us a scholarship to perform our
study in order to add to the body of knowledge of cultures
where the women are not second class citizens and are
given agency. It would be very easy for us to seek out the
nbad" and assume that all women are oppressed. Once we
know that these cultures exist we have a hopeful reason to
work towards our own liberation. In the words of Dr.
Hardman, "Alone, we are but grains of sand. .hopefully
there are more of us, one day, and together we'll make up
a beach."-Lovey Chan and Jennifer Paelio [Lovey Chan Is
a 4th year dual major In women's studies and psychology
and Jennifer Paelmo is a 4th year sociology major]


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CWSGR Welcomes New Graduate Students
Kendra Vincent comes to UF from
'West Virginia University She states that
she is excited to help shape a new and
developing graduate program She
seeks to broadly examine issues sur-
rounding feminism and youth Kendra's
goal is to either continue her studies in
a Ph.D. program or return to her activist

Stacey Moyer comes to UF from the
University of Illinois. Her research inter-
ests focus on transgender and feminist
identity and the work of transactivists
who organize against the gender binary
within feminism. Stacey intends to con-
tinue her studies in a Ph.D. program
after completing her M.A.

Feminist Groups on UF Campus

Feminist Activists Creating Equality (FACE) is a pro-
gressive group dedicated to creating a supportive envi-
ronment where feminists, those who believe in the equali-
ty of all people, can act collectively to create change.
Dedicated to making the personal political, FACE sees
the upcoming presidential election as a unique opportuni-
ty to voice personal concerns about the nation's political
future. As part of this campaign, FACE sponsored a num-
ber of activities designed to motivate students to vote.
They hope to demonstrate to UF students the importance
of action in promoting change. FACE is committed to
progressive goals for the future, and this fall will be help-
ing students focus on their future as well. For more Infor-
mation contact Taylor at: eyesofthegypsles@netzero.nel.

The Feminist Knitting and Crocheting Circle is a col-
lective of people who seek to use the craft of knitting and
crocheting as a means of social activism. Knitting and
crocheting have experienced an enormous comeback
recently because individuals are realizing the benefits of
crafting The rhythmic pace of knitting and crocheting is a
calming change from the stresses of normal life, and can
be done while watching TV or even while studying.
Gathering together in a crafting circle provides an oppor-
tunity to learn new techniques, and talk about issues that
are troubling, from national events involving women's
rights to day-to-day lives. Best of all, when a project is
finished, there is a sense of accomplishment, as well as a
unique item that represents talent and creativity. We hope
in the future to tap into a little activism, by making items
and donating them to women's shelters. Our meetings
are at 7:15 PM on Tuesdays in Tuririaton 2305. No














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